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The Rebirth of Russian Democracy

An Interpretation of Political Culture

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$34.50 • £24.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674750029

Publication: September 1997


240 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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An intelligent and well-written book which will be widely read and discussed.—Jeffrey Hahn, Russian Review

[This is a] useful contribution to the history of Russian political thought...Petro also provides a concise history of organized dissent in Russia and of the emergence of the rudiments of a civil society in the second half of the 1980s.—Archie Brown, Comparative Politics

A well-organized, well-documented argument for the presence of an `alternative political culture’ throughout Russian history...Essential in any evaluation of contemporary Russia and the development of its political system.Choice

[This book is] extremely precise and excellently documented both from the point of view of well as Russian language sources, even brilliant in its capacity (at times perhaps a bit daring) to place into sequence and proper focus both personalities and movements.—Anton Maria Raffo, Europa Orientalis

This book provides a critique of the mainstream application of political culture to the Soviet Union, and makes the case for the persistence of democratic values in Russian society which provides an optimistic prognosis for the future of democracy in that country...It is a thought-provoking study, and a valuable contribution to the literature.—Jennifer G. Mathers, Political Studies